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9/27/2021

Potassium Chloride Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-10
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-20
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 30 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0967-30
    • Potassium chloride injection, Fresenius Kabi, 2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 63323-0965-05
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 10 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6651-06
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6653-05
    • Potassium chloride injection, Pfizer, 2 mEq/mL, 5 mL vial, 25 count, NDC 00409-6635-01

Reason for the Shortage

    • Only potassium chloride injection vials are affected by this shortage.
    • Pfizer has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to increased demand.
    • Fresenius Kabi has potassium chloride injection on shortage due to a manufacturing delay.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Pfizer has potassium chloride 20 mEq/10 mL vials and 40 mEq/20 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of October 2021 for the 10 mL vials and November 2021 for the 20 mL vials. The 10 mEq/5 mL vials are available in limited supply.
    • Fresenius Kabi has potassium chloride 10 mEq/5 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-November to early-December 2021. The 20 mEq/10 mL vials on back order and the company estimates a release date of early- to mid-November 2021. The 40 mEq/20 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of mid- to late-October 2021. The 60 mEq/30 mL vials are on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-November to early-December 2021.

Updated

Updated September 27, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created September 1, 2021 by Stephen Andrews, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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